Luncheon Honoring Hildé Staniulis on November 2nd!

A luncheon honoring Hildé Staniulis will be held at Piccolo Mondo in Hyde Park on November 2nd at 12:30. Hilde, is the oldest member of our chapter and has been with the chapter since it’s beginning. A meat or vegetarian pasta dish costs $25, paid by cash or check at the event, with a cash bar.
RSVP to Mark Dawson at by Monday, October 27 if you would like to attend. Please also consider a donation to the Chicago chapter as part of the event:

  • $30, soprano
  • $60, alto
  • $80, tenor
  • $100, bass
  • Over $100, great bass

Make your check out to the Chicago Chapter of the American Recorder Society and send it to our treasurer, Esther Schechter, or bring it with you to the luncheon.

Playing at the Hyde Park Co-Op Grocery Store, 1950s. Hilde is the third from the right.

Playing at the Hyde Park Co-Op Grocery Store, 1950s. Hilde is the third from the right.

Hilde at a Chicago Chapter Concert.

Hilde at a Chicago Chapter Concert.

Hilde playing with the Mannings in 1967

Hilde playing with the Mannings in 1967

Hildé Staniulis at Murray Elementary School

Hildé Staniulis at Murray Elementary School

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Greetings from Lisette!

I’m looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming Chapter Meeting on Sunday, October 19th.

The schedule is below. We’ll start off by reading new music. Take a break. And then read through the performance pieces for the Holiday Presentation at the Harold Washington Library in December (Date TBD).

All of the music for the October Meeting can either be purchased (publication info below) or printed off the Chicago Chapter website at <>. (Some of you may have some of the music from last year’s library holiday performance and won’t need to print it again!) We can always share too!

You may want to bring a CHICAGO RECORDERS folder/binder (if you don’t already have one) to keep your music organized.

All the best,

Chicago Chapter Meeting Agenda – October 19, 2014

Session I: 2:00-3:30

Selections from Heger’s Strassenmusick à 3: Klezmer, Blues, Ragtime und Latin-Folk [Noetzel Edition N 4888]

Break: 3:30

Session II (following the break)

Holiday performance run-through (for those performing at the Harold Washington Library in December)


Joyful Tidings: Seventeen Beloved Christmas Carols [Sweet Pipes 2348]

Lindvall: All Through the Night

Selections from Strassenmusick?

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Wayward Sisters in Performance Oct 18,19

Area recorder and early music enthusiasts, I received this from Anne Timberlake.

Hi Chicago recorder players! Just wanted to pass along the info for my group’s upcoming Chicagoland concerts- Wayward Sisters is an award-winning early music quartet featuring recorder, violin, cello, and theorbo. We’re presenting an all-Bach program in October, and I’d love to see some recorder folks there!

Saturday October 18, 7:30pm
First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest
700 N. Sheridan Rd, Lake Forest, IL

Sunday October 19, 2:30pm
St. Chrysostom’s Church
1424 N. Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, IL
St. Chrysostom’s Concert Series

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Lisette is back for October 19th!

Lisette Kielson returns as director in October with a program dedicated to Klezmer, Blues, Ragtime, and Latin-folk. We will also spend some time looking at holiday music for our planned concert at the Harold Washington Library Center in December.

The October newsletter is here:

October 2014

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Baroque Performance Competition at University of Chicago October 11, 2014

This may be of interest to area recorder players. Early Music America announces its Baroque Performance Competition finals for 2014 in association with The University of Chicago Presents. The purpose of the competition is to encourage the development of emerging artists in the performance of Baroque music. The finalists were selected from a pool of applicants by an independent panel of three judges. The competition finals are scheduled for Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Performance Hall at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts located at 915 East 60th Street in Chicago, Illinois. Free to the public.

Here is a link with more information about performing ensembles and prizes offered:

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Exciting New Season Planned

The board has just finished planning our exciting 2014-2015 season. We plan on building on the successes of last year with Lisette Kielson returning as our music director.  This next season will bring us our regular meetings, performance opportunities, a recorder orchestra meeting, a luncheon honoring Hildé Staniulis,  and a workshop with Leticia Berlin in April.

Please plan on joining us for our first meeting of the season. The meeting will be directed by our own Mirja Lorenz and will occur on September 21 at our usual location at the education building of the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2012 West Dickens, Chicago.

Here is our September newsletter. The newsletter also contains the membership form for the 2014-2015 season.

September 2014


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Lisette Kielson is back; Join us in September!

We hope you are enjoying a splendid musical summer!

The Chicago Chapter of the American Recorder Society welcomes Lisette Kielson back as our music director, and we look forward to another excellent season, like the ambitious effort we shared in 2013-2014.

We open our new year September 21 at 2 PM Covenant Presbyterian Church, directed for the first time by our own Mirja Lorenz. Mirja, a native of Germany, has been delighting local audiences for several years with her virtuoso recorder skills.  She studied recorder in German and the Netherlands and in recent years has performed with groups like the Music of the Baroque and the Haymarket Opera Company.  Save the date, and please make plans to join us!

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